What to Know About O-Ring Face Seal Fittings

O-ring face seal fittings are a popular choice for reliable hydraulic and tube connections. These fittings provide a superior, leak-free seal compared to other options. Designed specifically as elastomeric seals to overcome leakage in assembly procedures, they can also be adapted for a range of tubing grades. O-rings are easy to assemble and disassemble in the field, making replacement and repair easier.

The benefits of O-rings are clear, but there are a few things to understand about how they will affect your hydraulic system.

O-rings prevent hydraulic connection failures in harsh environments.

O-rings are designed to work in extreme heat and cold, corrosive environments, and high-pressure and high-vibration settings. These conditions are a major cause of component failure, so O-rings can reduce the need for maintenance.

Hydraulic connections are rarely the cause of leaks.

Most leaks don’t start because a piece of equipment failed. Usually, improper installation or poor system design are to blame. To be effective, an O-ring must be incorporated into a well designed and water tight system. Once a leak has started, the system usually requires an extensive amount of maintenance. 

It all starts with system design.

The design, installation, and selection of components for a hydraulic system are the most important steps for leak prevention. The fitting’s application and system conditions need to be considered carefully when choosing the right product. Once a leak has started, the system usually requires an extensive amount of maintenance. This can be prevented with good planning and experienced advice. Working with an experienced supplier of high quality fittings, like CPV Manufacturing, will save you time and money in the long run.